Goffstown Rail Trail

EASY 33 reviews

Goffstown Rail Trail is a 7.5 mile lightly trafficked point-to-point trail located near Goffstown, New Hampshire that offers the chance to see wildlife and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
7.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
104 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Point to Point

dogs on leash

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

views

wildlife

mountain biking
26 days ago

I'm more of a casual biker and I really like this trail.
It's not too far from anything. The trail is popular, especially on weekends so keep that in mind. The entire trail is very well maintained. Plenty of places to stop and take a break without being in everyone's way.

walking
2 months ago

Too close to the road (loud car noise messing with nature views). Mix of tree covered and sun-exposed. Perhaps ok for biking.

trail running
9 months ago

Great local Trail for walking, running and biking. Hooks up to the Piscataquog trail at the Kelley Street Bridge so you can go all the way into Manchester. The Manchester Marathon uses portions of this Trail. Several places to park to access the trail. A great place to get your exercise outside of a gym while the weather's good.

11 months ago

It is a great trail for biking, and easy hiking since it is nice and flat. Something to keep in mind is that there are not many nice views.

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Great trail, easy walk and a great way to get outside.

Sunday, July 30, 2017

good for mountain biking, enjoy the shade of the trees.

Monday, July 24, 2017

Well maintained rail trail. Some sandy spots but very few. Shaded, good ride.

walking
Thursday, July 06, 2017

I love this trail its so relaxing...

Monday, September 26, 2016

Great for walking

walking
Sunday, August 28, 2016

Saw some wildlife along the way

mountain biking
Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Pleasant and well-used by locals. Flat and wide.

Friday, August 05, 2016

The rail trial is a nice addition to the town. They have installed pedestrian crossing lights in 2 areas for increased safety. The trail is unpaved. There are views of the Piscataquog River and trees forming a canopy overhead that makes it cool even on hot days. Parking at Parks and Rec, Villa Augustina, Hillsborough County Offices, Moose Club Park Lane and Sarette's field (though you would need to traverse the field from the parking to access the trail). It does pass behind women's prison and some areas have man hole covers that jut out a little too far from the ground. The Goffstown Rail trail connects directly to the Manchester Piscataquog trail (where everything becomes paved). Taking it straight brings you to a bridge crossing over the Merrimack River and takes you to Northeast Delta Dental.

Saturday, July 16, 2016

easy. no views. goes behind women's prison. was clean and quiet. trial becomes street for about a 1/2 mile.

walking
Wednesday, May 04, 2016

I enjoy walking it from the ice arena into Goffstown. Generally quiet.

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

I rode this several times last year and enjoyed it. This year the sand is very soft and difficult to get through. In some areas it's downright dangerous. It needs work and I'm anxious to see a bridge so we can continue beyond Biron Bridge.

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Boring, but a good escape

Saturday, June 21, 2014

It sucks

hiking
29 days ago

mountain biking
5 months ago

hiking
11 months ago

hiking
Sunday, August 06, 2017

mountain biking
Sunday, April 16, 2017

Sunday, April 16, 2017

hiking
Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Monday, November 28, 2016

Saturday, November 05, 2016

walking
Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

mountain biking
Thursday, July 21, 2016

recorded Goffstown Rail Trail

road biking
Friday, June 24, 2016

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